“Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start”the sound of music
Courtney Watson, MSN, CNM joined the Allen Midwifery & Family Wellness practice in 2021, and is excited to be practicing in the birth center setting.
Courtney went to nursing school with the goal of supporting wellness and improving the health of the DFW community where she grew up. During her undergraduate program, she met a midwife and discovered that when it comes to the health of a family, the very beginning is the ideal place to start. After graduating from nursing school, Courtney shadowed a midwife to learn firsthand what really happens in the #midwifelife. While working as an RN, she returned to graduate school at Georgetown University. After graduating from the midwifery program, she worked a midwife for several years at a busy hospital-based practice working to bring the midwifery model of care to the families there.
In birth, Courtney finds joy in empowering women to find the deep strength needed to bring forth their children into this world, however that looks for each parent. For some birth comes without the need of any interruptions and others need constant support to know you can do this, you are doing this, and look– you did it! Finding that individual need can make the difference between a birth that feels like it may just overpower you or one that feels like the ultimate act of power in your life.
Her heart pulled her to do more and devote even greater time getting to know the families of our community to provide comprehensive care before, during, and after pregnancy.
“My passion is in supporting shared decision-making that’s rooted in evidence-based care.”
Through shared decision-making, families can choose what is best for them, using the power of knowledge behind those crucial choices. Courtney hopes with this care she can help improve the outcomes of families in Texas while empowering families to have positive birth experiences. She is excited to join Allen Midwifery and Family Wellness to do just that.
When not working with families Courtney loves spending time with her own four kiddos, high school sweetheart Nate, 3 dogs, a cat, aquarium full of fish, and live-in grandparents in their multigenerational home. Beautiful chaos is the white noise of their lives. The entire family especially loves the water and escapes to the lake anytime they can.